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Arete and Special Agent Combine

Arete and Special Agent Combine to Provide Leadership Management and Consultancy
*Top education recruiters join forces as part of the Randstad Education Group*
Aret Leaders, the leader in senior recruitment and consultancy services and Special Agent, the UKs leading specialist recruiter of non-teaching staff and business professionals are to join forces. From January 2010, the new company Randstad Education leadership, management and consultancy will provide customers with one point of contact for the recruitment of senior leadership and business support staff.
Clear synergies and operational efficiencies will be created through collaboration of office locations across the country (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Essex), ensuring full UK coverage with local expertise, helping to provide customers with enhanced levels of support.
Steve Pugh, general manager, Aret (who will become Head of Service) comments: We look forward to a new era with Special Agent. Both companies are extremely well respected within the industry, so we expect that this development will be warmly received. Currently there is a significant amount of overlap in our processes, so it seems logical for us to combine, helping to provide customers with better value for money and one contact point for all their senior leadership and business support staffing requirements.
Paul Smith, managing director, Special Agent (who will become the new managing director) concludes: This is a strategic decision that has been made with our customers in mind. We believe that our combined expertise will help us to strengthen our services proposition. Through the combination of both senior leaders and business expertise, our new partnership will ensure that customers get the best of both worlds.
The new company will form an integral part of the Randstad Education Group, providing clients with a solution to every educational staffing requirement. The Randstad Education Group currently comprises Select Education (soon to be Randstad Education), Special Agent, Arete Leaders, Supreme Education and


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